Philpots Manor School provides day placements for children and young people aged 7-19 years old for 36 weeks of the year.

Our focus is to provide experiences that parallel the mainstream provision with the additional focus on therapeutic programmes and a heavy emphasis on wellbeing, social skills and life skills.

Students are admitted on consideration of papers (EHCP, reports from key professionals, previous school reports etc.), assessments and observations completed at the meet and greet interviews and taster sessions. This is to ensure that the school can suitably meet the needs of the young person. The taster sessions will take place over a period of a few weeks and if we can meet the needs of the student and there is a suitable vacancy a placement could be offered.

Students can start at any time during the year if there is a vacancy available.

Please note there must be an agreement in place from the Local Authority to fund the placement before any taster sessions can be offered. 

Admissions Process

The first step is to send us a copy of your child’s Education Health & Care Plan along with your contact details and any information you may feel to be relevant.

The paperwork will be assessed by the Admissions Team at the first opportunity and, if the school feels they can meet the student’s needs, you will be contacted to arrange visits, interviews and taster days.

Who do I contact?

Louise Harris is our Admissions & Referral Secretary and will be your point of contact.  She is available by phone on 01342 810268 or by email


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